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    Festive workshops at Mondrian – for perfect DIY gifting

    If Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness have taken the joy out of Christmas shopping (surely it can’t just be me who feels this way?) then what better way to re-ignite your festive spark with some DIY homemade gifts for loved ones. This festive season, South Bank’s hottest design hotel, Mondrian London, is offering guests the chance to get creative with a series of Christmas workshops which will be perfect for creating that bespoke gift for someone special, or of course as…

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    RESTAURANT REVIEW: FARMACY, NOTTING HILL

    Serving up healthy and delicious plant-based food and cocktails (they call it ‘Clean Indulgence’) in a setting made of Pinterest dreams with copper touches and indoor greenery, Claire Gratzke could not wait to review Farmacy, a now well-loved West London haunt. It’s not often I first hear about a restaurant via social media, but Farmacy in Notting Hill had gained a following on Instagram long before it had even opened its doors to the eager public in the early summer of 2016,…

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    HOW TO Celebrate Christmas in London

    Christmas in London can seem all too overwhelming, with events and celebrations happening in just about every corner of the city. With Christmas markets, ice-skating and theatre productions lined up for your season’s entertainment, it’s hard knowing where to start! Don’t stress – we’re here to help. Here are our tips on how best to celebrate Christmas in London. Get your skates on Somerset House. Open all day and into the night, playing all genres of music and offering a…

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    The Ampersand – Review

    The Ampersand is a boutique hotel in South Kensington, a stones throw away from the V&A, Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. It has 111 rooms and suites, a gym and two informal dining rooms serving modern Mediterranean food and afternoon tea. On the day of our stay we enjoyed a leisurely stroll around Hyde Park, before walking down Museum Row, leading downto a selection of chic cafes and restaurants. The hotel sits only moments from the South Kensington…

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    Scotland’s luxurious spa opens at Portavadie

    Stay-cationing just got even more luxurious with the announcement that Luxury west coast retreat, Portavadie has now opened Scotland’s newest and most luxurious spa and leisure experience. As part of a further £10m development, the spa and leisure complex includes a 16-metre indoor pool, outdoor spa pools, two Scandinavian saunas, Precor equipped gymnasium and the largest heated outdoor infinity pool in Scotland. Like the outdoor pools, the indoor facilities including the gym and spa areas – and even the saunas –…